Summer Time ~ Stimulating Learning

Summer is upon us! I know lots of you will now have started your break, so I’m not sure how people will read this, but I haven’t finished yet, so sharing lots of play related to this time of year… . Summery Pictures on the Overhead Projector . Bee Inspired Finger Gym Threading bee-inspired patterns……

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Are Emoji a ‘universal language’? Today is World Emoji Day so let’s 🤔 about it — IOE LONDON BLOG

William Gibson. What does heart ❤️ followed by ghost 👻, robot 🤖 and LOL mean? What about googly eyes 👀 followed by the peace sign ✌🏻? This is a trick question really because the answer is… it depends. It depends what was said (or typed) before, who said it, who is replying and what the […]

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Book Review: Ruby’s Worry — Red Reading Hub

Ruby's worry

Ruby’s Worry Tom Percival Bloomsbury Children’s Books All children have worries from time to time and so it is with young Ruby. She’s always felt upbeat doing the things she loves until the fateful day she discovers, uh oh! a Worry. At first the worry is tiny, barely noticeable in fact, but the trouble is […]

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What World Cup fever (and sports in general) can do for students’ well-being — Education & Skills Today

By Judit PálStatistician, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsPhoto credit: Markus Spiske/UnsplashCheering for our favourite teams during the World Cup may help create a sense of community and encourage children to be more involved in sports. But when the tournament is over, will kids still be inspired to kick around a football or run around a field?…

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Book Review: Billy and the Beast — Red Reading Hub

Billy and the Beast

Billy and the Beast Nadia Shireen Jonathan Cape Billy is a girl with an amazing head of hair – she sometimes uses it for secreting useful items, items such as doughnuts for the occasions, pretty frequent by all accounts, when her sidekick, Fatcat, gets an attack of the tummy rumbles. This is what happens near […]

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Youth Services Book Review: The Doll Hospital 

The Doll Hospital – written by Kallie George, illustrated by Sara Gillingham, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 9781534401211, 2018 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 What did you like about the book? It’s a very quiet morning at the Doll […]

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Book Review: Grandad Mandela — Red Reading Hub

Grandad Mandela

Grandad Mandela Zazi, Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela and Sean Qualls Lincoln Children’s Books Nelson Mandela is my all time hero and I was thrilled to see this picture book published in honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth (July 18th 1918). It takes the form of a dialogue between Mandela’s great grandchildren Zazi and […]

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